FC Cincinnati acquires SuperDraft pick and allocation money from LAFC

FC Cincinnati has acquired a SuperDraft pick and allocation money from Los Angeles FC in exchange for a fourth-round pick and its 2020 Allocation Ranking.

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FC Cincinnati has completed a trade for the 16th pick of Friday’s MLS SuperDraft and $175K in general allocation money from Los Angeles FC in exchange for FCC’s fourth-round pick, which is 73rd overall, and its 2020 allocation ranking, according to a news release. If FC Cincinnati is outside of the allocation ranking order’s top five spots, the allocation ranking part of the trade moves to 2021.

As part of the trade, if FC Cincinnati is in the top five, LAFC will get FCC’s 2021 Allocation Ranking.

FC Cincinnati has five picks in the SuperDraft, with two of those being in the first round.

MLS Twitter has started to contemplate on the reasoning for this trade, some questioning why LAFC would make this trade. There are some FC Cincinnati fans who have said how the club was able to wheel-and-deal on this one.

Our Take

I think it will be interesting to see how FC Cincinnati uses its two first-round SuperDraft picks. Do they do the “easy” thing and pick two players who could develop into contributors or do they try and do some more business with the picks they’ve got? This will definitely be an interesting couple of days for the club.

Stay tuned to Cincinnati Soccer Talk for more news on the SuperDraft.

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